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Old 05-09-2016, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Fort Worth, TX
Mobile, AL
Lafayette, LA
Charleston, SC
Savannah, GA
Springfield, MO
Asheville, NC
Williamsburg, VA


These are a few that spring to my mind.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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When the thread referenced "culture" ... "Swamp People" and "Water Boy" are not what I had in mind.
Perhaps you should turn the tele off.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Fort Worth, TX
Mobile, AL
Lafayette, LA
Charleston, SC
Savannah, GA
Springfield, MO
Asheville, NC
Williamsburg, VA


These are a few that spring to my mind.
Great list.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Here and There
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Fort Worth, TX
Mobile, AL
Lafayette, LA
Charleston, SC
Savannah, GA
Springfield, MO
Asheville, NC
Williamsburg, VA


These are a few that spring to my mind.
Great list!

I think I'd personally add Sedona, AZ. Very hippy/artsy.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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The smaller "Rust Belt" cities all have strong culture:

Buffalo, NY
Rochester, NY
Erie, PA
Toledo, OH
Akron, OH
Youngstown/Warren, OH

Of course Cleveland is a cultural mecca, but I'm not sure it qualifies as small-medium.

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Old 05-09-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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I was just in Lincoln Nebraska over the weekend and I was really impressed. The city is around 300k but it's building some great urban infrastracture in connection with the University. Everything is very walkable and connected and they have even put in an urban plaza that was a good center point.
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Fargo, ND
Rapid City, SD
Madison, WI
St Joseph, MO
Portland, ME
Monterey, CA
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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Youngstown/Warren, OH. Yes, Youngstown. Large park system, free art museums, strong local arts and music scene, and concerts. Cleveland, Akron, and Canton are a short drive away.

If you don't mind small towns and tiny cities, then the Southern Tier of NY.
Pretty much any Upstate NY could fit, given that many were ranked higher in the past, but still have quite few amenities.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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So you consider San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Diego metros to be small?

In my terms of small, I think that Charleston,Savannah, New Olreans&Nashville (some might argue that even these two metros don't constitute as small) have a lot of culture, especially considering their size.
The San Diego metro is rather small.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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You're right, those metro areas don't really count as "small"... I guess I'm really thinking of metro areas from at least 500,000 to no more than 2 million. Whether you'd call that small or mid-size is up to you.
Ok, then nevermind my San Diego remark.
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